This project is only feasible if council secures funding from the province, federal government and CP.
CP has committed $1 million – this is insufficient. We also have collected about $800,000 in development cost charges for the project. Once funding options are in place, I support a referendum.
First and foremost, I think the underpass is a matter of safety. As the waterfront population grows and train traffic increases, there is a higher risk that an emergency response could be delayed due to trains. Secondly, the underpass would eliminate the “track barrier” dividing our vibrant downtown and stunning waterfront.